The Royal Family Hosts the 1st State Banquet of King Charles’ Reign for South Africa. Check out the photos here.

The Royal Family Hosts the 1st State Banquet of King Charles' Reign for South Africa.  Check out the photos here.
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The first State Banquet hosted by King Charles took place this evening at Buckingham Palace. The royal family welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. His wife, First Lady Tshepo Motsepe, could not go to England for medical reasons. this last State Feast took place in 2019When Queen Elizabeth hosted then-President Donald Trump.

Alongside King Charles and Queen Camilla, tonight’s State Banquet was attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Duke of KentLady Susan Hussey and the Honorable Annabel Whitehead, former bridesmaid to Queen Elizabeth.

Here, see all of the best photos of King Charles’ first State Banquet – with the crowns, of course:

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The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at the State Banquet in style.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa poses for a photo with King Charles III and Queen Camilla. This week’s State Visit was the first since 2010 to South Africa.

Next to Kate is her husband, Prince William, and right behind Kate is the Queen’s first cousin, the Duke of Kent.

Sophie, Countess of WessexShe looked elegant in her green dress and the Wessex Aquamarine Pendant Crown she wore for the first time in 2005.

His wife, Prince Edward, also joined him. Edward was the only one of King Charles’ brothers to attend the State Banquet.

President Ramaphosa, King Charles and Queen Camilla at the banquet.

Prince William seemed to be looking directly at the cameras as he entered Buckingham Palace.

President Ramaphosa chatted with King Charles as South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor and Queen Consort Camilla walked in.

Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor and Queen Camilla walked side by side to the banquet.

Behind Queen Camilla, Prince William walked in with another guest.

The Princess of Wales followed, chatting with another guest.

The Countess of Wessex also entered with a guest.

Buckingham Palace also shared photos of the Princess of Wales’ banquet sitting next to President Ramaphosa.

The guests were seated in the shape of a horseshoe at the banquet. Here they are standing during a toast.

The South African president and British king toasted after toasting at the banquet.

President Ramaphosa laughed at the King’s words.

Kate toasted to President Ramaphosa during the banquet.

Labor Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and his wife, Victoria Starmer, attended the State Banquet.

Secretary of State James Cleverly and his wife Susannah Cleverly were also guests of the banquet.

Another overhead view of the guests at the banquet.

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